Pretty birdhouse birthday card

Hi, folks! These beautiful summer days have lured me outdoors and into our garden and the adjacent park. So, that means less time in the paper-crafting studio. But, as we say, “carpe diem,” (seize the day!).

Today, however, I made this pretty birdhouse card for my daughter-in-law’s birthday. Her name is Jenn and she loves purple.

I started with this gorgeous piece of scrapbooking paper and made good use of the beautiful flowers on it.

Next, I cut out the birdhouse, three-piece bird and a little vine using my Silhouette Cameo. Then, I ran the birdhouse through my Cuttlebug to give it a 3-D wood grain effect. I used the Sizzix folder called, Notebook. It worked out really well. It’s so much fun to find unexpected uses for my embossing folders and other tools.

I coloured the birdhouse, the little vine and the three-piece bird by just rubbing them with my ink pads. I love the soft and natural effect.

I love using scrapbook paper with big, bold and beautiful designs, in my cards. It always makes such a statement. I think it also give a very professional look. Of course, there are times when all I want to do is colour, colour, colour, with my Copic markers. We crafters just go with the flow, or the urge, or the inspiration, right?


As always, I finished all four

sides of my card. Here is the inside verse. I stamped Live,Laught & Love, Happy Birthday using white pigment ink and then heat-embossed it with silver-pearl embossing powder. It looks much prettier in real life!


And, here is the left panel on the inside.









And, last but not least, here is the back panel.

Well, that’s it for now. I’ve got a birthday party to get to!!


Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!!